[UbuntuWomen] Intro

Lesley King lesley.king at freeuk.com
Fri May 2 11:01:31 BST 2008

Hello Imppu!

Welcome! It sounds like you do a lot for Ubuntu.

My kids love Ubuntu too. They are 5 and 8 and love the GCompris
educational suite.

On Wed, 2008-04-30 at 10:25 -0700, rihanha wrote:
> Welcome. I love your story! I'd say training the 'next gen' to love
> Linux is a fabulous contribution. We'll be introducing our son to it
> (he turned 2 last week) when he's old enough. 
> Cheers,
> -rihanha
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Ireene-Sointu
> <ireenesointu at phonecoop.coop> wrote:
>         Hi you all!
>         I joined a couple of days ago, but left this as I did not know
>         quite
>         what to say. I am not an expert on Ubuntu/LInux/computers and
>         I am not
>         connected to anyone who is. In fact I am the most
>         knowledgeable about
>         computer matters in my family and I am 59 years of age.
>         I first read about Linux in a newspaper article about mid
>         1990s and
>         determined then and there that one day I will have that and
>         never use
>         anything Microsoft again. (I have always hated being forced to
>         do
>         anything.) So when I saw a box set of Mandrake 6 something on
>         sale I
>         bought it and without actually knowing anything about the
>         matter set
>         about to partition my Windows XP. To get to the internet I had
>         to buy an
>         external modem. Once I got the internet connection working,
>         which I
>         needed for my work, I got rid of Microsoft and have never
>         looked back.
>         Unfortunately I have never had time to learn things properly
>         due to my
>         other commitments (children, work, voluntary work and now the
>         renovation
>         of the house I live in with my youngest) so I am not really
>         able to
>         contribute to the community. However, I do sing (well, not
>         actually sing
>         - that would not do any good for anyone) the praises of Linux
>         and in
>         particular Ubuntu to anyone willing to listen. I am going to
>         install
>         Ubuntu  8.04  to my first born's computer  next week. And my
>         two other
>         kids have had experience of Ubuntu over the years. And I have
>         given my
>         old cds and dvds to other people. So, in my small way I am
>         trying to
>         spread the use of Linux.
>         I have just bought a new computer (I thought I'll do it before
>         all my
>         money runs out, which is happening fast, on the work on the
>         house, hehe)
>         without any operating system on it and installed Ubuntu 8.04
>         64 bit
>         version. All is going fine apart from small problems with the
>         clock/calendar and resizing button in Firefox. I assume those
>         little
>         things will be sorted out in due course.
>         I hope this is not too long. I tend to be a bit verbose - one
>         of my very
>         few faults :) - once I get to the keyboard.
>         With best wishes to you all,
>         Imppu
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